Archives for category: Politicians lie about jobs


Every day now- there is talk of new fees, taxes, closing schools, shutting down parts of the government, etc.

Narrows toll rise likely to be 25 cents

Gas tax hike

North Kitsap School District to close an elementary school

Car tab, bike fees part of House transport package

Shipyard could lose seasonal workers to budget constraints

TOM PHILPOTT | Military cuts ‘catastrophic’ for civilians

DOD partial shutdown-

Panetta notifies Congress of possible furloughs


Your system ain’t working folks.

Not too long ago- it was election season & we heard much talk about clean energy, jobs, the economy, etc.

How is it possible to take elected officials seriously on this?


Instant, non-experimental jobs program/revenue generator requiring zero tax dollars-

Allow U.S. farmers to answer the global demand for Industrial Hemp.


I know hemp will not solve all problems. I know there have been some attempts to move forward with legalization, but mostly hemp seems to be seen as scary and controversial.

How bad do things get before politicians consider allowing people to go with free enterprise?


Career politicians- elected by both major parties- speak of their jobs programs & initiatives to deal with clean energy & the economy as their system collapses. Politicians standing in the way of hemp cultivation have no credibility.


We do not live in a free & honest society folks.



Clean energy manipulation



Photo- Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA


Is the freedom talk from politicians just for federal holidays and overseas military operations?


Marijuana/election update:

DEA Responds to Legal Weed in Colorado and Washington: “Enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act remains unchanged”

Justice Department: Federal marijuana law ‘unchanged’ by legalization

2 states legalize pot, but don’t ‘break out the Cheetos’ yet

Washington State Governor Gregoire not joining Colorado’s chat with Justice Department on pot legalization

She took orders from the federal government last time the issue came up:

Gregoire vetoes some medical marijuana reforms


Surely our US Senators and members of The US House of Representatives will press the issue in DC?


Liquor Board: It will take a year to set up rules for a marijuana sales system in the state

One year to set up rules?

Get ready for control freak manipulations to kick in.


Still wondering how high tax penalties will end the black market:

Study: Nearly 40 percent of cigs in Washington are contraband


An example to follow-

Local government wastes no time making a decision:

King Co. prosecutor dismissing all misdemeanor pot cases



Photo- Port Townsend scene


You are free to do as we tell you.

Bill Hicks


Surely- people must be controlled with licenses, permits, permissions, inspections, certificates, authorizations, fees, directives and mandates.

How else could we be safe?

Medical marijuana: ‘Medibles’ industry thrives, lacks safety regulations


American culture has a freedom fetish. It brags about freedom anytime federal holidays or overseas military operations are in the news, while insisting on controlling peaceful & voluntary adult behavior.


Could people rely on each other or on private organizations to monitor quality control?

Gardens help fill shelves at food banks

“Contributions come from small farms, community pea patches and backyard planting boxes.”


I am not out to do away with certifications, but business owners should be free to opt out.

This concept is already at work in the case of organic farms that go with organic protocols except for the time, expense and paperwork required for government certification.

Raw milk is another example.

ULConsumer Reports, and AAA are examples of private organizations that work to monitor safety and performance of consumer products and services.

Washington State may not be such a great leader in terms of health standards anyway. Soap is always present on Washington State ferries. In Washington State Parks, it is common to find no soap in the restrooms. People live in parks for days at a time, prepare food, host reunions and attempt to teach children proper hygene habits.


Discuss on facebook here.




Rush Hour- Port Townsend


Insists on dividing people up into groups– then assigning a separate value to each group.


Cheers on military forces that are not in the habit of winning decades of undeclared wars in distant lands.

Credits The Troops with defending American rights and freedoms- as if the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization.


Stopped supporting a draft a long time ago.


Spends money on gunboat escorts for ferries on Puget Sound while terrorists are free to put their boat on a trailer and drive it onto the ferry.


Spends months promoting the idea of buying stuff to celebrate Christmas.


Brags about freedom- then goes with a control freak approach on individual liberty.


Lies about the stories associated with federal holidays.

Celebrates independence from a powerful central government.

Tries to make people feel guilty for not properly observing some federal holidays.


Talks about legalizing marijuana while including restrictions that leave prohibition and the drug war in place for adults age 18-20, those who want to grow a plant at home, possess more than an ounce, or possess marijuana from non-state sanctioned outlets.


Talks about placing high taxes on legal marijuana.

Dealers, traffickers and cartels are good with this idea.


Supports a Homeland Security police state that can’t keep heroin and cocaine out of the US.


Tolerates reporters who do not ask questions.


Tolerates politicians who lie about clean energy.


Supports a Drug War that places us all at risk.



Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center


Veterans support all candidates 2012!

American popular and political culture insists on dividing people up into groups- then assigning a separate value to each group-


Washington State Governor’s Race:

Veterans support Rob McKenna

But wait- veterans are supporting the opposing candidate too:

Veterans Endorse Jay Inslee for Governor

What about bus drivers- who do they endorse?


For US President:

Veterans & Military Families for Obama

Veterans for Romney


My sense of identity is not very much linked to being a veteran- or a member of any group.


The people who run both major parties & the conventions that nominate presidential candidates agree on the Drug War.

Ditto for the TV networks that host presidential debates & ask scripted questions of candidates.

Both major parties are OK with decades of ongoing, undeclared wars overseas.


Most of the public policy issues I care about will not change no matter which major party is in power.

War on Drugs, Fake War on Terror, ongoing, undeclared wars in distant lands, a costly and ineffective Homeland Security Police State, federal alcohol prohibition for adults age 18-20, violent SWAT raids on the homes of peaceful people who may casually use marijuana, etc.


Hey veterans-

How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in?



Photo- Mystery Bay residents



US foreign policy goals and objectives are somehow linked to American rights and freedoms.


Your vote is critical in this key election year.


Safety concerns require that arrest statistics must be kept secret.

Aug 2010-

A US Border Patrol spokesperson tells the press:

“Border Patrol spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Monday that the agency will not release any information on the number of arrests made by agents who work out of the Port Angeles station, the names of those arrested, what they were arrested for and the disposition of their cases”

“The number of arrests for Port Angeles’ or any other station is “law enforcement-sensitive,” Burke said.”

“The names of those arrested and other facts about them are not available for release under the 1974 Privacy Act, she said.”


The Department of Homeland Security is in the business of keeping terrorists out of the US.

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula


Marijuana is more harmful than prohibition.


Gunboats are required to protect ferry boats on Puget Sound.


Your favorite politician has a plan to create jobs and clean energy.


Fusion centers can stop the sorts of violent crimes Americans have been familiar with for decades.



Photo- Lake Crescent, WA


3,000 gallons of diesel spill in Interbay train yard


Much election year talk about clean energy, jobs, the economy, etc.

Leaky rail cars and overturned trucks transporting hemp to processing facilities don’t require a toxic waste/Hazmat response.


Instant, non-experimental jobs program/revenue generator requiring zero tax dollars-

Allow U.S. farmers to answer the global demand for Industrial Hemp.



Photo- Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA